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News briefs - July 28 edition
Highway 71 resurfacing begins south of Wadena to Bertha July 25
Wadena Scout earning Eagle rank
More than 700 brave hot, humid weather to attend TCHC Block Party
WDC Babe Ruth club will meet DGF or Litchfield in state opener
Speer hired as GM, publisher of Northland Outdoors
Pirates capture 7 on 7 title at Nevis
Senior Babe Ruth crew qualifies for district baseball tourney
Sure Vikes look good on paper, but so do some others
William "Cookie" Helmbrecht
Michael Charles Brakefield
Betty L. (Powell) Shiflett
Jennie-O Turkey Store announces new hire
Tri-County Health Care scores well in national wellness initiative
Gray Horse Quilt Shop opening in Wadena
Larry's Family Pizza finishing extensive remodel
Star Tribune names NJPA a 2016 Top 150 Workplace
The Abiders to perform Friday at Sounds of Spirit Lake
Old School to perform at Staples Music in the Park
'Annie Get Your Gun' performance coming up in Park Rapids
Alan Godage & Sundown to perform at Staples Music in the Park
Entertainment briefs - July 21 edition
Church briefs - July 21 edition
Birth announcements - July 21 edition
Grilled Wonton Chicken Salad
Perez graduates from Rochester Community and Technical College
Living Faith: A full house beats a good flush, I always say
Your letters - July 21 edition
Must vehicles have hoods?
AgeOptions partners with AmeriCorps for in-home care for vets
Be alert, it's election season
Letters - July 14 edition
Wadena grad wins fishing contest on Otter Tail
Ruffie drumming counts up in Minnesota
Northland Outdoors Television to debut on Fox Sports North across Upper Midwest
AgweekTV: Bringing Up Bison
Signs all point to a good fishing opener in area
News by State
July 24, 2012
Minnesota would reap profit from federal health law changes
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota could collect $42 million more over five years due to new federal health-care laws, although insurance companies and small businesses say new laws will cost them much more. Much of the new state money would come from higher taxes and other expenses paid by Minnesota...
July 24, 2012 - 3:58pm
July 11, 2012
Officials eye late-August disaster legislative session
ST. PAUL - State leaders are shooting for a special legislative session in late August, but they must wait until federal officials decide what...
July 11, 2012 - 3:34pm
July 10, 2012
$288 million in requests for $47.5 million
ST. PAUL - Ninety applicants want $288 million for public works projects across Minnesota, state officials announced this afternoon, but just $47.5 million is available. "We were impressed by the volume and quality of the projects submitted for capital project grants," said Commissioner...
July 10, 2012 - 3:32pm
Amendment proposals become legal battles over words
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Supreme Court is being asked to mediate battles over words in a pair of constitutional amendment proposals voters will...
July 10, 2012 - 1:43pm
July 9, 2012
Ritchie sued over ballot title change, then alters another title
ST. PAUL - Republicans took Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie to court this morning for changing the title of a proposed constitutional amendment, then he changed the title of the second amendment going in front of voters on Nov. 6. Just after noon, the secretary announced...
July 9, 2012 - 5:04pm
Obama signs bill to ban synthetic drugs
ST. PAUL - A federal bill banning synthetic substances that mimic traditional illegal drugs is now law. President Barack Obama today signed a food and drug safety bill into law; it contains provisions outlawing synthetic drugs such as 2C-E and "spice." "In Minnesota and across the...
July 9, 2012 - 4:55pm
Marriage amendment backers ask court to overturn title
ST. PAUL - Supporters of a constitutional amendment proposal to ban gay marriage are asking the Minnesota Supreme Court to reject a rewritten title that voters will see when they vote on the proposal Nov.
July 9, 2012 - 10:49am
June 29, 2012
Health care dispute keeps on giving
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota House minority leader declared that the U.S. Supreme Court settled "once and for all" the federal health-care law dispute. The state's senior U.S. senator said the court put "the law above politics." Yes and no. It is a complex issue, and one that is far...
June 29, 2012 - 1:16pm
June 19, 2012
June is when it falls into place in Minnesota
Have you ever noticed the pieces seem to fall into place in June? Minnesotans spend so much time dealing with the elements and the other trials of life they let June sneak up on them. Those cold winter months are gone and the ugliness of early spring is just a memory. The bare trees...
June 19, 2012 - 8:43pm
May 30, 2012
Cities, conservationists say farmers pollute too much
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota city and conservation leaders say farmers contribute most pollution to state waters but do too little to prevent the damage...
May 30, 2012 - 12:00am
May 25, 2012
Obama signs law restoring Guard members' leave
ST. PAUL -- The Pentagon will restore military personnel leave time that was stripped from nearly 50,000 soldiers in October. President Barack Obama Friday signed into law a bill co-sponsored by all of Minnesota's congressional delegation that will return up to 27 days of paid leave...
May 25, 2012 - 4:52pm
May 16, 2012
Explore Minnesota Concerts & Performances
This listing is brought to you by Explore Minnesota Tourism. To match up these events with local lodgings, go to http://exploreminnesota.com/places-to-stay/index.aspx - Eric Church - The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour at the Target Center in Minneapolis, May 17 - B.B. King...
May 16, 2012 - 2:18pm
April 19, 2012
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and from Virginia to California, the traffic safety community has a simple message for...
April 19, 2012 - 2:40pm
April 15, 2012
Crucial draft on tap for Vikings' foundering ship
The Minnesota Vikings are less than two weeks away from one of the most crucial college drafts in the 52-year history of their team. The Vikes have been spiraling downward since the 2009 season for a variety of reasons. They had a terrific offense that year led by veteran quarterback...
April 15, 2012 - 1:36pm
April 8, 2012
Your Letters: Lower the age for free fishing licenses
With the fishing license renewal date fast approaching, did you know that if you are 90 years old or older you can get a free fishing license in the state of Minnesota? My question to all is, why 90 years? How many people 90 or older go fishing? I doubt if there are many as they would...
April 8, 2012 - 6:17pm